News

13 November 2017 - Monday Musing: What is digital excellence?

On 31 October I (the BPA’s Information Manager) attended and presented at the MemberWise Digital Excellence conference. This event brought together over 400 delegates from associations, across the UK. It focused on how the digital dri... read more

09 November 2017 - Thursday Thought: More security for payments

Technology advances drive change and as technology develops, new customer needs evolve. Payments are part of everyday life and demonstrate change in a fascinating way. The Bank was used to raise money for King William III's war against Fran... read more

31 October 2017 - Tesco Extra Watford becomes the first supermarket to gain the Disabled Parking...

Disabled Motoring UK has awarded Tesco Extra Watford store with its Disabled Parking Accreditation (DPA). Tesco is the first supermarket company to embrace the DPA and can now be proud to be the first supermarket to gain this prestigious certifi... read more

26 October 2017 - Parking (Code of Practice) Bill can deliver a better parking experience for motorists

The BPA welcomes the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, a Private Members Bill sponsored by Sir Greg Knight MP. The Parking (Code of Practice) Bill had its first reading on 19 July 2017 and is supported by Kevin Brennan MP (Labour), Pete Wish... read more

23 October 2017 - Monday Musing: Why we have produced a video on what to do if you receive a parking ticket

We have produced a short video that takes you through the steps that you should take if you receive a parking ticket. Driving is often quicker than taking public transport and appears less expensive, or a cost we are willing to bear f... read more

18 October 2017 - Telegraph deliberately misleads public regarding £1 coin and parking machines

The British Parking Association (BPA) is frustrated by the article published by The Daily Telegraph on Monday and in other newspapers since, regarding the roll-out of the new £1 coin.  We said that where motorists are expected to... read more

16 October 2017 - Monday Musing: With great power comes great responsibility

Data, data, data. Organisations are inundated by data every day, from sales, to clicks on websites, and the people entering a car park. Individually, the data points may seem random, but, with the right tools, the millions of data points ma... read more

04 October 2017 - Remember legitimate Parking Charge Notices are NOT sent by email

The British Parking Association (BPA) is aware of a fake email ticket scam purporting to be from one of its approved operators, UK Parking Control Ltd. The fake email tickets contain links to photos, payment options and to appeal.... read more

25 September 2017 - Monday Musing: Which government controls what?

I read an interesting article on devolution the other day and the confusing landscape it is causing for the public in Wales. Huw Edwards spoke on the 20th anniversary week of devolution and called for the media to do more to explain who is... read more

19 September 2017 - Supporting the 3rd Highways UK Event

We are pleased to be a supporter of this year’s Highways UK which returns to the NEC on 8th/9th November with more content, more exhibitors and more delegates. This is a major event for the people and organisations involved in the planning... read more